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The Montessori Children`s Academy (MCA) is a private Montessori school which is committed to inspiring and motivating children ages 2 through 8th grade to learn by providing the finest Montessori educational experience.
We respect, nurture, and expand the academic, social, and emotional gifts of each student while preserving the true spirit and purpose of childhood.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 143 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1999

Student Body

Total Students
143 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
70%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
The Montessori Childrens Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
36:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please call.
Admissions Director
Jessica DeJong
Admissions Associate
Jeanine Christiana

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Basketball Club, Chess Club, Memory Book Club, Newsletter Club, Technology Club

School Notes

Using traditional Montessori methods, The Montessori Children`s Academy (MCA) provides a developmentally challenging, yet appropriate, learning environment that engages children`s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our programs are enhanced by exposure to foreign language, health, the arts, and environmental education.

Our Kindergarten and Elementary students also enjoy technology and physical education classes, as well as a variety of enrichment experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Opportunities to plan and participate in community outreach and service projects align all of our students with the skills they will need to position themselves as future leaders in our global community.

With campuses in Morristown, Chatham, and Short Hills, MCA offers:
  • Full- & Half-Day Preschool Programs,
  • Full-Day Kindergarten,
  • Before & After School Extended Hours,
  • Montessori, My Child, & Me for children 18-30 months with their caregivers,
  • MCA Summer Camp, and
  • LEAF Approach to Enrichments.
  • Our Short Hills campus also is home to our Elementary Program.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

5  
This school is much larger than this web site suggest. It actually goes up to 6th grade and montessori education my children are receiving there is truly priceless. The teachers are genuine and provide as much feedback as a parent could ever as for. The classrooms are large, well maintained, with real montessori manipulatives. There is lots of parking, morning and afternoon care, 2 awesome playgrounds, a gym and they have summer programs.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 143 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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